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  • Dayna Steele

It’s Okay For Caregivers To Ask For Help

Updated: Sep 24

Most of us dislike asking for help. We don’t want to be a bother. We don’t want to appear needy. We don’t want to risk rejection or prying questions. But you know what? If you don’t voice what you want and need, no one will ever know, and they most definitely won’t offer the assistance.


Dayna and her Mother hugging
Dayna and her Mother

There is probably not one mind reader in your network of support. As a caregiver, you must learn to speak up and ask for help. Your health and mental well-being depend on your voice and being able to articulate the help you need, when you need it, over and over.


Here are five easy steps for Caregivers to put you in the “asking comfort zone.”

  1. Make a List: Start with a shortlist of what you need, maybe three things. Next to each item on the list, write three people who might be able to help. Don't forget organizations as well. There are many set up just for the help, and care caregivers need.

  2. Be Need Specific: The more exact you can be about what you want or need, the quicker someone is to say yes. When you are vague, it scares people off. Not because they don’t want to help you but because they are worried they will disappoint you since they don’t know exact